March 2015

A Great Curling Season For VIRN

Wrap-Up VIRN's 2014/15 Curling Season

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in VIRN's 2014/15 Curling Program held Saturday afternoons at the Thistle Curling Club – Winnipeg. Saturday, March 28th, was our last game of the season and we finished off on a high. It was great to see how the word has spread and how many new people came out to join us. Thanks to all for spreading the word!

Next Tech-Ease Drop-in Tuesday, April 7th

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Sharing Information Is Empowering

VIRN has been offering the Tech-Ease program for over ten years. We pride ourselves on sharing information about tools and technology to help the community of people who are vision impaired, their family and friends have equal access to information, download audio books, music and other reading materials through public library services, use GPS for mobility and independent travel and much more.

2015 Inclusive Trivia Registration Form

The 2015 Inclusive Trivia happens on Thursday, April 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at . Be sure to get your registration in as soon as you can to guarantee your spot.

Please note that the registration deadline is Monday, April 13th.

The $15.00 fee per player is payable at the door.

Space is limited so don't miss your opportunity to participate in this great event!

Inclusive Trivia Challenge

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Dust off your thinking caps ... Inclusive Trivia is back!

VIRN Presents The Inclusive Trivia Challenge

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Trivia: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Get your team ready and come join in the fun. If you don't have a team come down and join a team.

New location! Close to several bus routes and very accessible.

Remaining Curling Dates

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Only Three Weeks Remaining

Saturday, March 14th
12:30 to 2:30 PM
Thistle Curling Club
280 Burnell Street, Winnipeg
Website: www.thistlecc.ca

VIRN"s Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling) program offers grassroots development, recreational and competitive curling. We continue to provide an inclusive curling program that gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to curl, game strategy, team spirit and sportsmanship.

VIRN Office Update

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Promoting Inclusion and Independence

As many of you have heard VIRN has now moved into our new location. We have been busy getting our offices furnished and set up so we can start taking appointments. VIRN continues to offer all of our current programs and activities and will soon unroll many new ones.

In the next few weeks we will be sending out more information about our new programs and activities.

Staying true to what we believe! “That people who are vision impaired can contribute and participate in their community with confidence, dignity, and independence.”

"See If You Can" Program

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Presentations Increasing Awareness On Abilities

We welcome the opportunity to increase awareness in the community on the abilities of people who are vision impaired. Book your presentation today through our online form, email or call our office.

Manitoba News Release: Manitoba Government Announces Key Initiatives to Prepare Manitobans for Labour Market

News Release

Manitoba News Release: Manitoba Government Announces Key Initiatives to Prepare Manitobans for Labour Market

March 12, 2015

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES KEY INITIATIVES TO PREPARE MANITOBANS FOR LABOUR MARKET

Programs Build Skills, Qualifications for Those Who Want to Join Labour Market: Minister Chief

The Manitoba government has partnered with two community organizations to help people with barriers to employment obtain skills and qualifications they need to find work, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief announced today.

Keep VIRN In Mind For Online Shopping

Shop at Amazon.ca; support VIRN

VIRN has joined the Amazon.ca associate program.

If you enter the Amazon.ca website through the link below, you will get the same prices and great deals offered by Amazon.ca and as a bonus VIRN will receive a percentage of the money you spend.

Shop at Amazon.ca!

Keep VIRN In Mind For Online Shopping

Shop at Amazon.ca; support VIRN

Thank you for using the Amazon.ca associate program and supporting VIRN.
We are very grateful, every little bit helps and keep on ordering online through our website. Pass this information along so others may order as well.

If you enter the Amazon.ca website through the link below, you will get the same prices and great deals offered by Amazon.ca and as a bonus VIRN will receive a percentage of the money you spend.

Shop at Amazon.ca!